You’ve read all of your free items this month. To register, get added benefits and unlimited access to articles, Become a Member. Already a Member? Sign in. Advertising Age Article Abstract A Few Grim Truths About Media Right Now (and One Happy One) Paula Deen and TV's Karaoke Economy Sadden Our Media Guy, but Stephen Colbert Saves the Day By Simon Dumenco, Published on January 30, 2012 1 Want more Access, Content & Connections? Upgrade to Membership. We are glad you are enjoying Advertising Age. To get uninterrupted access and additional benefits, become a member today. Register Now Already a member? Log in.